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Richard “Dick” Marceau

May 9, 1946 August 20, 2022
Richard “Dick” Marceau
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Richard “Dick” Marceau, 76, of Ludlow, unexpectedly passed away Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Dick was born May 9, 1946 in Springfield, MA to the late John B. and Irene Marceau. He is survived by his high school sweetheart
Dianne (Aldrich) Marceau whom he was married to for 56 years; his children, Carrie Lawlor (John) of Chicago, IL, Rick Marceau of Ludlow, and Michele Gingras (Ted) of Chicopee; his brothers Dan (Betty) of Connecticut, Tommy of Washington, John (Lisa) of North Carolina, and Timmy (Kathy) of England; his beloved grandchildren, Tom and Megann Lawlor of Chicago, and Jack and Lexi Marceau of Ware; his sisters-in-law Susan Wyzik (Ron) and Diane Marceau; his dear nephew Mark; several nieces and nephews; as well as many friends including lifelong friends Bob and Marion Basile, Larry and Diane Cellilli and George and Janice Murray as well as his Moonlighter buddies of LCC. He was predeceased by his brothers Jimmy and Mickey and his mother-in-law Marilyn Meleleu. Dick grew up in Springfield and attended Trade High School where he was a proud member of the swim team. Upon graduating from high school, Dick served his country in the United States Navy. Upon completion of his service, he joined the Springfield Fire Department where he worked for 32 years, retiring in 2000. Along with his work as a firefighter, Dick was also a local business owner of the Open Door Cafe in Ludlow for 25 years. Dick’s desire to be of service to others did not stop with his work as a firefighter. He was a proud member of The Shriners of Springfield for over 35 years. As a Shriner he spent 15 years organizing annual bus trips to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of Veterans Day. Dick was also a charter member of the Ludlow Kiwanis Club where he served as the President and Lt. Governor. While Dick certainly made time to be of service to others, he was sure to enjoy life as much as possible. Dick loved cars and even competed locally as a race car driver (#27). He fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot in 1974 and even co-owned a plane. Dick, an avid golfer, could often be found on the golf course. He was a member of the Ludlow Country Club for 49 years where he served as a board member. DIck loved to make people laugh. He had a quick wit and when given a microphone he would immediately have everyone in stitches! After his retirement, Dick would spend his winters with his love, Dianne, in Florida and South Carolina where he was a member of the Valley at Eastport Country Club in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Dick enjoyed many things in life, but what he was most proud of was his family. He cherished the time spent with his children and grandchildren. Whether it was by the pool having picnics, playing games such as: Left, Right, Center, card games, and intense Phase 10 games where he showed no mercy even to the youngest of his grandchildren! Dick traveled with his family when his children were young including an epic cross country family trip reminiscent of National Lampoon's Family Vacation! Even as they became adults, he traveled in his van whenever and wherever he could. Whether it was to visit his daughter Carrie and her family in Chicago or just bringing the whole crew to Bright Nights. He even endured a grand family vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida with his love and all his children and grandchildren to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Dick was also a big fan of the Red Sox and the Patriots, often recording games to watch after enjoying a day on the golf course. Dick will forever be remembered for his kindness, generosity, humor, and his love for his family, friends, community, and his true love, Dianne. Calling hours will be Sunday, August 28 from 3:00-6:30PM with a service 6:30-7:00PM at the Ludlow Funeral Home, 432 East Street, Ludlow, MA. There will be a service Monday, August 29 at 3:00PM at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main Street, Agawam followed by an open house at the Marceau home, 275 Munsing St. Ludlow. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Foster Memorial Church, 1791 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA or Shriners Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA.

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Visitation

Sunday

28

Aug

3:00 PM 8/28/2022 3:00:00 PM - 6:30 PM 8/28/2022 6:30:00 PM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Ludlow Funeral Home
432 East St. Ludlow 01056 MA
United States

Service

Sunday

28

Aug

6:30 PM 8/28/2022 6:30:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/28/2022 7:00:00 PM
Ludlow Funeral Home

432 East St.
Ludlow, MA 01056

Ludlow Funeral Home
432 East St. Ludlow 01056 MA
United States

Graveside

Monday

29

Aug

3:00 PM 8/29/2022 3:00:00 PM
Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemetery

1390 Main Street
Agawam, Ma 01001

Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemetery
1390 Main Street Agawam 01001 Ma
United States

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Massachusetts Veteran's Memorial Cemetery Final Resting Place

1390 Main Street
Agawam, Ma 01001

1390 Main Street Agawam 01001 Ma
United States
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